“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”—On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. When you find something at which you have talent, you do that thing (whatever it is) until your fingers bleed or your eyes pop out of your head.”—On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the tools to write.”—On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“If I have to spend time in purgatory before going to one place or the other, I guess I’ll be all right as long as there’s a lending library.” –Stephen King
“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well.”—On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.” –Stephen King
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”—On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.” –Stephen King
“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” ― Stephen King
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
“There are books full of great writing that don’t have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story… don’t be like the book-snobs who won’t do that. Read sometimes for the words–the language. Don’t be like the play-it-safers who won’t do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, treasure that book.”
― Stephen King
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